New Hampshire House rejects bills aimed at repealing gay marriage


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New Hampshire‘s House rejected a pair of anti-gay marriage bills on Wednesday.

The House voted 201-135 to kill a proposed constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Supporters needed 60 percent of the House to place it on the November ballot.

Later in the day, the House voted 210-109 to reject a second bill, this one sought to repeal the state’s 6-week-old law legalizing same-sex marriage.

From the New Hampshire Union Leader:

Rep. Robert Thompson, D-Manchester who married his partner on Jan. 2, asked the House, “How has my marriage impacted upon your marriage or how has it diminished the value of your marriage?”

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